Supplements for Lower Back Pain

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  • Cynthia Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 125 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Moreno Valley CA
    30
    Apr2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Pain areas  Lower back middle, Lower back right, Lower back left

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Massage, Supplements
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Postural Modifications, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Ice, Walking/Hiking

    Sitting for a time can be uncomfortable which means traveling is challenging. The left side of my glute, piriformis and especially hamstring get so tight and can be painful. I do my best to not let it slow me.


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  • Steve Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 191 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Prescott, AZ
    05
    Apr2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Arthrithis, Insomnia
    • Pain areas Outside left knee, Left knee front, Outside right knee, Right knee front, Right ankle, Left ankle, Left foot, Lower back left, Lower back middle, Lower back right, Back of left knee, Back of right knee

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Medical Marijuana, Gokhale Method, Heat, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Home Exercise Program,
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Rest, Supplements, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ice

    I've had physical therapy and do home exercises. I recently started with the Gokhale Method and so far the experience has been very encouraging.


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  • Lindsay Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Zurich, Switzerland
    16
    Feb2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, under 1 month
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Chronicity 2 - 3 Months
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 2-3 hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep